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Shirley Anne Armstrong Bolles

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Fairlee, Vt. — Shirley Anne Armstrong Bolles, 86, of Birch Meadow Road in Fairlee died Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at Lebanon Center Eldercare in Lebanon, N.H. She was born in Glouchester, Mass. on May 7, 1927, the daughter of Elmer and Mary (Williams) Armstrong. She was married to Donald Holcomb Stocking on April 13, 1946, together they had five children, In her younger years she helped out on the family …

Vt. State Senator Has Challenger

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Chelsea — A 67-year-old small businessman is launching a Republican challenge to longtime state Sen. Mark MacDonald, D-Orange. Chelsea resident Robert Frenier, who runs a company that buys used airport fire trucks and rebuilds them, said he is concerned that working Vermonters and senior citizens are being hurt by state-run healthcare programs and …

A Life: Richard C. Hatch, 1925 – 2014; 'He Was Just a Sweet Man to Everyone'

Monday, April 14, 2014

Norwich — For decades, the first person students saw when walking to Marion Cross School was Dick Hatch, who knew each child by name, called some by pet names such as “chickadee” and delivered high-fives as he ushered them safely through the crosswalk on Church Street. Known at school as Mr. Hatch, he …

Leeanne Bolles

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Fairlee, Vt.— Leeanne Bolles, 86, of Fairlee, Vt., died Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at Lebanon Center Eldercare in Lebanon, N.H. The Hale Funeral Home and cremation Care of Bradford, Vt. is in charge of arrangements …

Letter: College Degrees Aren’t Necessary

Thursday, April 3, 2014

To the Editor: The March 22 Valley News had some interesting lessons. The commentary “Some Students Are Not College Material” reminded me of myself many years ago when I decided to become a nurse. I was in the college prep program in high school and had a low …

This Is Spring? Weather Forces High School Teams to Improvise

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The calendar says spring; the schedule says play ball. Mother Nature says fat chance. Welcome to the spring sports season in the Upper Valley — if you can call it that. Area teams on both sides of the …

It’s Good to Be the King: Raider Is Tops in D-II Girls Hoop

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Lebanon — Having one New Hampshire girls basketball player of the year is nice, but Lebanon High is starting to make a habit out of it. For the second straight winter, a Raider drew enough notice from the …

Prettying Up People’s Pets

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Fairlee — Spooky was nearly finished being brushed when a visitor at the door startled her. The Siberian tuxedo cat leapt off the portable table, but didn’t get very far before groomer Dirk Ussler scooped her up. “Good …

Local & Regional Briefs for Thursday, March 21

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Write-In Candidate Elected To Rivendell Board Orford — Vershire voters elected Jean MacDonald to the Rivendell School Board for a one-year term with ballots cast before, during and after the district’s annual meeting at Rivendell Academy, Tuesday. As …

Rivendell District’s Budget Approved

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Orford — In an efficient hour-long meeting, voters from the four communities of the Rivendell Interstate School District approved a budget of $9.8 million from the gym floor at Rivendell Academy on Tuesday evening. Also by voice vote, attendees said ‘yes’ to a $50,000 allocation for a capital …

Rivendell School Budget Up 1.7%

Friday, March 14, 2014

The Rivendell Interstate School District annual meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Rivendell Academy in Orford. Voting for the district’s elected positions will begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the academy. Orford — Voters in the Rivendell Interstate School District’s will decide on a proposed …

Letter: A Musical Sensation

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

To the Editor: As a new resident of the Upper Valley, I’ve been availing myself lately of the many cultural opportunities in the area. Recently, I attended the North Country Community Theatre’s 21st Annual Teen Show, Seussical the Musical. I was astounded by the quality of the performance, …

Raptors Are Bedeviled in Semifinals

Friday, March 7, 2014

Barre, Vt. — Sold-out Barre Auditorium was filled to the brim for Thursday night’s VPA Division III boys basketball semifinal between Rivendell and Williamstown. By early in the fourth quarter, some of the seats were already emptying as …